Message from Pedro Pan Eloísa Echazábal. Below the link to the Miami Dade College announcement dated July 8th regarding the upcoming Freedom Tower exhibit about the Cuban exile experience. This exhibit will be launched in mid-September. The first exile focus will be on the Pedro Pan exodus. Most of us who reunited with our parents in Miami remember visiting the Freedom Tower for the services the U.S. government made available to the newly arriving Cuban exiles. The Pedro Pan exhibit will last about two years. Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company invited me to collaborate with them when the plans were first developed about two years ago, and I was ecstatic with the opportunity. Also collaborating with their memorabilia and photos are Operation Pedro Pan Group Inc.organization, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection and Florida International University Libraries. As soon as the next official announcement comes out, I will forward. In the meantime, I would like to let you know that a "collecting day" is being planned for Saturday, July 26th, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Freedom Tower. This is the day when Pedro Pans will have the opportunity to bring memorabilia regarding our Pedro Pan days to be loaned to the exhibit. Required receipts and documentation will be available there. Courtesy parking on the open lot across the street south of the Tower. Entrance on N.E. 5th street. Just let the attendant know you are coming to the Tower to bring your items. This is a great opportunity to showcase our experience. Again, as additional announcements are released, I'll forward.

Mercedes I Mena Quintana

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Mercedes I Mena Quintana
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United States of America
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Mercedes I Mena Quintana
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Date of Arrival
Sunday, February 18, 1962
Relocated To
871 SW 3 St, Apt 33, Miami
Stayed With
Crescencio, father

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Hola Mercedita Por casualidad rebice este correo alguien queria saber como yo llegue a los EEUU y ella se intereso de los vuelos de peter pan asi que le estaba enseñando cuando vi que tu tambien te habias registrado. Por Ester que en paz descanse sabia de uds. y por Tania se algunas veces del resto de la familia. Que me cuantas de tu vida? Yo no pude ir cuando Ester cumplio los 90 y me hubiera gustado ver a los que pudieron ir. Yo vivo en El Paso TX y aqui no tengo mucho contacto con la familia. Tengo una hija que vive en Orlando asi que voy a la FL de vez en cuando pero ya casi nunca a Miami pues mis papas vinieron a vivir conmigo. Saludame a todos tus primos y para ti el cariño de Mely (Emelinita)

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